Seeking answers

Seeking Answers

Death is a topic that most people try to avoid. Most people simply do not want to discuss it because it is sad and depressing. This is totally understandable. However, when one is faced with the death of a loved one, this topic cannot be so easily avoided.

Death brings up many questions. In seeking to find the answers, we naturally look to the world. Most major cultures of the world today possess ancient texts from the past, written by those who lived long ago. Many of these texts today makeup the core of major world religions and are consider sacred scriptures.

Most people living in Midwest America come to know the Bible when seeking knowledge of life and death. Some people, depending on their geographic location and cultural affiliation, will turn to the Dhammapada, the Tao Te Ching, the Qu’ran, the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas, the Torah, the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as stories and legends passed down from elders, when seeking knowledge of life and death. All these books and stories and legends, tell us that when our body dies, we live on, and that those who were good will go to good places and those who were bad will be punished accordingly. The common belief of life after death is very universal in all these texts and in all major world religions.

While many put their trust in the power that gives life, many people want more answers. How can we PROVE that life continues after the death of the body? How do we know that the knowledge presented in ancient texts, as well as modern texts, is correct? Who has evidence that life goes on?

From here it is for us to employ reason and logic. It is reasonable to consider that the power that gives life to the universe is certainly capable of allowing those who have lived and died to live again. We were created once, so it is reasonable and logical to consider that the power that gives us life is capable of creating us again.

NASA says that the earth is traveling around 67,000 miles per hour through space. The stars that we see in the night sky are only a small fraction of the stars in our local galaxy. Our galaxy alone contains billions of stars, far more than we see with the naked eye, and there are billions of galaxies that have been found and reported by NASA. The power that gives life to the universe is great and mighty. As it sustains our existence now, it is certainly possible that it could sustain our existence after the body dies. The more we consider the complex nature of life as we experience it, the more we will begin to gain understanding. From the atoms that form what we can sense with our bodies, to the formlessness of our mind that is beyond our senses, we can contemplate the power of the giver of life.

I encourage everyone who seeks to know the truth about the reality of this life to study, meditate, contemplate, and consider the power that makes our hearts beat. Consider the power that gives us consciousness. Consider the power that sustains the universe and all existence. There is more to life than the outward manifest world. I encourage all who want to know the truth to seek understanding until what you are seeking is understood.

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13 Comments

  1. Rene said,

    October 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    You wrote an amazing article my friend. They only thing that I disagree with is that you perceive that the life force will hold us accountable for our actions. The life force provided us with the law of cause and effect and we already faced the outcomes of our less acceptable choices while in earth zone. Why on earth will this life force punish us again when we arrive back from “earth school”? The God force need nothing from nobody and will never judge etc. Wishing you a pleasant day!

    • lukescott313 said,

      October 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      well according to all major texts of all major religions, we are held accountable. Why? I believe that the power that gives life to the universe is just and by holding us accountable, justice is served. Otherwise chaos would continue to ensue from life to life. Murderers and child molesters for example, need to be punished for their crimes. The power that gives us life is just. i respect your beliefs, but i do not agree with this part of your beliefs. The “God force” as you said needs nothing from us, i agree, but those who are guilty need to pay for their crimes as the power that gives us life sees fit. We are told also that many will simply be forgiven and allowed to move forward, but many will not depending on how bad their crimes are. If a person murdered everyone you love and care about, then killed himself, should he go unpunished?

      respectfully
      -Luke

    • lukescott313 said,

      October 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Well i definately see the point you are making about the church and leaders making laws and saying that it is from God and using this to control and manipulate. Totally see that point and it is definately accurate in many respects. I like to understand things as they are, not as we ‘think’ they are or what we conclude they are based on the interpretation of the Bible or any other scripture.

      So we can see now that laws are in place, laws such as gravity. While some will argue that these laws can be broken, and i agree, all in all, most people are bound by these laws. I don’t know of anyone who can fly unaided by technology. Not that it isn’t possible, but the laws bind us and keep our feet on earth. As far as laws regarding punishment for crimes…like i said in the earlier example; if someone killed everyone you love and care about, how would you feel. Would you be happy? If someone killed everyone i love and care about, i would be sad and mad. Why would i feel this way? Because the power that brought me into existence has designed me to feel this way. The law then you could say, is ‘built in’ so to speak. My yearning for justice comes from the reality that evil sick people who murder others need to be punished. This feeling is the most raw form of human expression. This should be understood by everyone sane.

      I won’t argue whether the Bible is correct or the leaders of countries, past and present, are correct. I am not trying to push my beliefs or anything, but it is part of the human experience to want balance and harmony…to want fairness and equality…to want freedom and justice. But with all this said, please feel free to believe what you want. I think many people would love the idea of no punishment for their crimes. Many people would love to be completely free and able to do what they want without worrying about the consequences. But there are always consequences. While people may believe themselves to be free, we clearly are not free. Can you leave the earth whenever you want? Can you live without eating or drinking? Can you live without breathing? No, no, and no…We are bound by the power that gives us life accordingly.

      Just my thoughts…hope you have a great day 🙂

      Namaste

      • Rene said,

        October 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        Smile – I never wrote to you with any intent to change your mind etc. I believe that we should look at everything from many different perspectives. I found after many years of research that nothing is as it seems.

  2. Raunak said,

    October 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I wish the world allocated more budget to researching death and beyond.

    • lukescott313 said,

      October 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      absolutely! i think most people say that we should focus more on the here and now and work to fix the problems we are faced with. I agree with this, but we should ALSO be researching death in my opinion. great to hear from you again! i hope you and your family are well.

      Namaste

  3. Kate Swaffer said,

    October 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    great article, and thanks for tuning into my blog 🙂

  4. October 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    ” I know that I will always exist in one form or another – Benjamin Franklin ” I do too!
    Mayra

  5. kellyizzo said,

    October 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I found this very comforting. It is a topic that has crept into my life more and more recently and I think your post is a beautiful, positive representation of an often melancholy subject.


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